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George Sturges House – Frank Lloyd Wright

Rooted yet flying.

Rooted yet flying.

I wasn’t aware of this house until recently when it was mentioned in several articles and websites because of it’s upcoming sale at auction. But since learning of its existence, I decided to drive up to Brentwood and take a look.

Built for George Sturges and completed in 1939, it is the only home by Frank Lloyd Wright in southern California in the Usonian Style. Architecture as an creative endeavor deals with many factors, but in every case and at the very least, there is a site that has to be contended with. What impresses me about this home is its dramatic relationship to the site. It is very clearly rooted in the earth, but the south facing cantilevered deck hangs over the hill with extreme drama. The contrast is beautiful.

Further reading on the web:
Saving Wright
Los Angeles Times
Curbed Los Angeles

Setion drawing from http://savewright.org/

Setion drawing from http://savewright.org/

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Holiday Market 2015






Maison Orion is participating in a holiday market organized by our friends at Shapiro Joyal Studio in Los Angeles. Our famous leather coasters are available to protect your tables from eggnog, hot toddy’s and whatever other beverages you’ll be enjoying this holiday season.

We are honored to be included with such great company. Come check out paintings by Nami Ito, perfumes, incense and skin care products by Persepnenie, ceramics by Sara Winkle and of course Leslie Shapiro Joyal’s excellent furniture.

    Shapiro Joyal Studio
    409 South Fairfax Avenue
    Los Angeles, California

    Saturday, December 19th – 12pm to 8pm
    Sunday, December 20th – 12pm to 5 pm


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Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival


Earlier this year I joined the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society. Next Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st, 2015, they are hosting their annual drought tolerant plant festival. If you haven’t heard, California is in the midst of a wicked drought, but we still need beautiful plants in our homes. See the link below for all the details.


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